Everyone loves mashed potatoes; especially during the holidays. However, if you’re watching your figure then you don’t want to ruin your diet with comfort foods that are high in carbs. Now you can eat your potatoes; get extra protein; and not go overboard on your carbohydrates.
Mashed potatoes are my number one comfort food, but in the past couple years, they’ve gotten a bad reputation for being high in carbs. So I’ve figured out a way to add some protein without changing the flavor or texture. Add some silken tofu to your cooked taters before you mash them (one package per 10 cooked russet potatoes). Not only does the tofu increase the amount of protein, but it also adds creaminess so I don’t have to include butter, which helps reduce the fat content. Just be sure to mix the tofu and potatoes thoroughly. Since tofu has no taste, not even my husband knows there’s tofu in his garlic mashed potatoes (source).
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)